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Enjoy an afternoon sail on Sydney Harbour aboard a historic tall ship from the 1920s. Learn about Sydney’s maritime roots and your ship’s sailing history during a 90-minute cruise that provides close views of iconic sights including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Fort Denison. Get great photo ops and soak up the spectacular scenery. You can even lend the crew a hand by steering the ship and hoisting the sails.


  • Discover Sydney Harbour on an authentic 1920s Tall Ship
  • 1 hour and 30 minute cruise through the waterways
  • Sail past iconic landmarks
  • Become part of the crew for a truly unique experience
  • Commentary about Sydney Harbour highlights and history of the ships
  • Light refreshments

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour Afternoon Tall Ship Discovery Cruise

Sydney Tall Ships

Make your own way to Campbells Cove jetty, located in the Rocks, the historic neighborhood where Sydney began. After boarding your ship, admire the exquisite restoration work that has rejuvenated this old wooden ship, one of only two tall ships that still sail the waters of Sydney Harbour.

Enjoy the sea breeze and waterfront views as your ship sets sail, passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and gliding by Sydney Opera House. Hear the history of Sydney’s transformation from a sleepy colony town to a modern world-class city, and how the tall ships that once filled the harbor facilitated trade across the oceans.

If you like, tap into your inner sailor and help to raise the sails or take the wheel of the ship. Or simply relax on deck and admire Sydney from the water, snapping photos of Shark Island, Fort Denison and Sydney Harbour National Park. Snack on light refreshments served during your cruise.

Your ship returns you to Campbells Cove at the end of your 90-minute cruise.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour, friendly staff, tasty lunch!

peter p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The whole experience was fantastic. The crew were very friendly, and the guide knowledgeable about all the areas along the shore. The silence when the engine was turned off and the sails hoisted was just lovely. Snacks were good, and some of our party helped to hoist the sails. All in all, a very pleasant afternoon. Highly recommended.

Kelly M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Loved it ! Very nice. We also hit the Vivid lights in the harbor, and 2 of our party climbed the mast to the crows nest like a real pirate ! Super.

Tracy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Wonderful. Relaxing. Fantastic. Great way to see the Harbour, relaxing. Highly recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

this was a wonderful afternoon, the staff on the boat are very accommodating, and it is something that all the family can enjoy together


4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

Well worth the time and the money. Just seeing the rigging and operation of the vessel was worth the ticket. The views of the harbor were a delight. Information from the captain and crew not only made this trip more enjoyable, but helped us with other locations as well. The picture is a bit misleading. It would have been great to go under full sail, but the most we did was break out a single square sail. It was still fun.

Andrea P

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

This was a great thing to do on the harbor. We had terrible weather, it pelted with rain, but the crew were funny and I informative and so obviously enjoyed their jobs, that it didn't matter. Plus they supplied rain ponchos!

Jim B

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

A lot of tourists, but possible to find a quiet spot amidship to enjoy the view and the quiet. Book for late afternoon to enjoy the sunset.

Fiona G

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

lovely tour, been wanting to do it for ages, guide was very knowledgeable. sadly there was no wind to enjoy the full sailing experience, but it was still great

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